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22nd January 2019

Students and staff from the hairdressing and beauty division at York College were delighted to welcome British hair icon and celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton as Head Judge to their annual Hair, Beauty and Media Make-up Competition. 

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Approximately 180 full-time students and apprentices worked under strict competition rules to produce cutting edge styles in the following categories: Celebrity, Historical Hair, Prom-look, 1920s & 1940s styles, Creative Hair, Cover Girl Looks and Fantasy.

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Nationally acclaimed hairdresser Andrew Barton, winner of British Hairdresser of the Year, is the figure head of his own hairdressing empire. With an award-winning signature hair care range he is currently the Creative Director of two well-known industry brands; Racoon and Headmasters.  With thirty years hairdressing experience, his expertise inspired students studying the Foundation Degree in Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design when they worked together to judge each part of the College’s in-house competition.

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Later, heads turned when the former British Hairdresser of the Year, showcased his own hairdressing talents at a special event held in the College Alan Ayckbourn Theatre, in front of an audience of students, staff, employers and guests.

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The Hair, Beauty and Media Make-up competition involved students in preparation, styling and modelling:

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Sarah Seaman, Head of Division for Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies at York College said: “We are very proud to run the competition and work in collaboration with hairdressing royalty Andrew Barton and our current degree level students. From the very start of the competition the standard of work produced set the bar very high, clearly showing that our students have the necessary skills to enter the industry - they all have great futures ahead. The icing on the cake was the most fabulous evening of hairdressing by Andrew Barton which was inspirational, creative and really pushed the boundaries of hair design.”


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The Results:

Celebrity - Level 1 Hair and Beauty

1st - Analise Baxter
2nd -Ana Anton
3rd - Kyler Ogden

Historical Hair - Level 2 Hairdressing (full-time) 

3rd - Aqsa Rabbani
2nd -Oliwia Malczewska
1st  - Paulina Papuga

Prom – the complete look – Level 2 Beauty (full-time)

1st - Chloe Harris
2nd - Rosy Cocker
3rd - Megan Taylor

1920s & 1940s – Level 2 Hair and Media

Joint third - Emily Baldwin/Phoebe Kilvington
2nd -Taylor Leworthy
1st - Amy Johnson

Historical Hair – Level 2 Hairdressing (part-time and apprentices)

1st - Ashley Huthart
2nd - Ellie Blenkinsop
3rd - Kate Haw

Creative Hair – Level 3 Hairdressing (full and part-time)

1st - Emily Addison
2nd - Curtis Benson
3rd - Daisy Smith

Cover Girl Looks – Level 3 Beauty Therapy

1st - Jessica Pickering
2nd - Bethany Simpson
3rd - Emily Anderson

Fantasy – Level 3 Hair & Media

1st - Gabrielle Barrett-Kaya
2nd - Olivia Richardson
Joint 3rd - Ellie Baker/ Ellie O’Hare 



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